Shots fired in Old Town

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Shots fired in Old Town
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By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com

Alexandria police responded to a shots fired incident in the area of 900 S. Alfred St., near Gibbon Street, in Old Town on Sunday, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Police did not report any injuries and recovered shell casings at the scene. APD is currently investigating the incident, according to a news release.

The incident on Sunday is the latest shots fired case in the city, which experienced a series of such incidents last summer. Between January and December 2020, there were 55 shots fired incidents in the city, compared to 37 in 2019. As of June 2021, there had been 18 confirmed shots fired incidents, according to APD.

The police department has also taken steps to investigate and respond to these cases: Police confiscated 39 firearms, arrested more than 35 people and executed about 200 search warrants in the nine-month period between October 2020 and June 2021.

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